The cactus tacos with cheese and cilantro from Taqueria Downtown (236 Grove St.) are reliably good. Tacoria (24-26 Erie St.) can be inconsistent, but their fried avocado and brussels sprout tacos are creative and tasty. Unpretentious, welcoming Sol Azteca (328 Montgomery St.) cooks up some satisfying grilled veggie tacos. Then there’s Taco Drive (195 Newark Ave.) […]
Like the set of a Broadway show readying for opening night, Whole Foods’ brightly lit 51,156-square-foot store Downtown was a hive of activity this morning as “Senior Local Forager” John Lawson and the store publicist, Carrie, took me on a tour. Already familiar with many of their items and being a proud New Jersey transplant, […]
For Jersey City foodies, the wait has been long and frustrating. First came the announcement way back in 2019 that a Whole Foods would open at Washington Street and Christopher Columbus Drive. Then came the wait. Windows were covered up, there were hints of construction inside. But with a secrecy that Robert Oppenheimer would admire, […]
The path to Cellar 335 (335 Newark Ave.) is lined with red flags. For starters, it’s a tiki bar. To be fair, they call themselves a tiki cocktail lounge, and the back room takes up most of the real estate inside, but the distinctive kitsch-Asian and Far East vibe of the place will be apparent to […]
Pinwheel Garden (318 Communipaw) has a slight proximity problem. The dumpling and noodle restaurant is right next to Mordi’s Sandwich Shop. Mordi’s is not really a place to sit down for a long dinner or even a short one, but the sandwiches there are so good that alternative experiences need to be superb to justify […]
We continue our vegetable-forward look at Jersey City’s most acclaimed restaurants with a trip to Corto (507 Palisade Ave.), an established favorite in the Heights. Unlike Ondo, the subject of last month’s column, Corto isn’t squeaky-new. Its cooks, led by executive chef Matthew Moschella, have been serving streamlined, ambitious, unfussy Italian-inspired food to hungry visitors since […]
We’re launching our vegetable-forward exploration of Jersey City’s most acclaimed restaurants with a look at the modern Korean eatery Ondo (3 2nd St.). Korean food is often associated with barbecue, bibimbap with slices of spicy pork, and giant platters of bulgogi in thick folds. But what if you aren’t interested in eating meat? Is there […]
New Jersey will permit delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Instacart to deliver alcohol, including cocktails, from restaurants, bars, and liquor stores under a new rule announced by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Friday.
“Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American,” takes you through the fascinating history of how some Italian foods became ubiquitous in the United States.
Jersey City has made a relatively strong showing in a rating of “Best Foodie Cities,” placing 53 out of 182 cities surveyed.